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My Friends Place Mission

At My Friends Place, we provide 13 to 20-year-old homeless teenagers with a bed, meals, clothing, showers, laundry facilities, hygiene products, support services and individualized case management services. We also offer drop-in services to all youth in need in our community.

  • Drop-in services available for clients ages 13-20

  • Overnight shelter available for clients ages 16-20 that meet program requirements.

My Friends Place Director

Heather Shindehite, Ph.D.

tel: 509-438-0079

What can
YOU do?

My Friends’ place is a program of Safe Harbor Support Center that relies on the generosity of our community and donors to continue our daily operations.


Monetary donations can be made at the shelter or via our website at any time. My Friends’ Place is always in need of donations.


Our clients depend on you for clothing, bedding, food and entertainment. Donations can be brought to the shelter at any time.

Current Wishlist and Needs 

As our teen clients gear up for the fall and back-to-school season, we could really use your help... view our current wishlist below.

Donating is easy, you can drop off your new donations to My Friends Place 24/7 (1112 N. Grant Place in Kennewick). Or, skip the drive and place an Amazon order to have it shipped directly to us!

A deeper look into our programs

Drop-in Services

Empowering homeless and vulnerable youth aged 13-20, our center offers a range of support services available throughout the day.


Our dedicated on-site case managers are here to facilitate job placement, enhance resume development, assist with school enrollment, connect individuals with crucial mental health and behavioral health services, and much more.


In times of inclement weather, our facility also serves as a safe haven, providing secure heating and cooling amenities. Drop-in visitors gain access to essential facilities such as showers, nutritious meals, hygiene items, school supplies, and other basic necessities.

Operating Hours:

Monday to Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Emergency Overnight Shelter

Ensuring the safety and well-being of homeless youth aged 16-20, our emergency overnight shelter opens its doors from 5:00 PM to 9:00 AM, seven days a week. Here, we provide a warm and secure shelter for those in need during the critical nighttime hours.


Our staff is committed to offering a welcoming and supportive environment. We offer emergency sleeping arrangements, nutritious meals, and access to essential hygiene facilities, ensuring that every homeless young person can find solace and respite from the challenges they face.


At our shelter, we recognize that nighttime can be especially daunting for youth facing homelessness, and we are here to provide a safe space for them to find refuge and hope.

Operating Hours:

Monday to Sunday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 AM

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